Unit Schedules

Unit 4: Newtonian Model of Motion

 Day Tuesday, January 27 1 Focus Question(s): What does Newton's first law of motion have to say about the connection between force and motion? What is inertia and how is it related to mass? Activities: Introduction to New Semester, New Unit, New Model Pre-Conceptions Survey on Socrative Lab NM1 - Pass the Water Discuss Newton's First Law; inertia and mass; demonstrations Inertia and Mass (p. 1) Lab NM2 - Galileo for a Day (demo-style) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1 of Newton's Laws Chapter Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL1 Help:

 Day Thursday, January 29 2 Focus Question(s): How does an object move when the forces are balanced? How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced? What is weight and how is different than and related to mass? Activities: Check Lesson 1 Reading Guide Twosomes: Balanced vs. Unbalanced Forces (pp. 5-6) Physics Interactive: Rocket Sled (pp. 3-4) Discuss What is force? What is mass? What is acceleration?Lab NM3 - Wait! Hmmm. Ghee. Mass and Weight (p. 7) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 2 of Newton's Laws ChapterMinds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL2, NL6 Complete Lab NM3 Help:

 Day Wednesday, February 4 3 Focus Question(s): How can the forces that act upon an object be identified? How does the accelertion of an object depend upon the net force and mass? Activities: Discuss Force Types (p. 8) Recognizing Forces (pp. 9-11) Check Lesson 2 Reading GuideThink Sheet: Net Force and Acceleration (p. 12) Lab NM4 - F-m-a Post-lab/pool and analyze lab data Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on 3 of Newton's Laws ChapterMinds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL3 - NL5 Help:

 Day Friday, February 6 4 Focus Question(s): How can the acceleration of an object be determined from the net force and mass? How can a knowledge of force types be used to construct a free-body diagram? Activities: Check Lesson 3a - 3b Reading GuideTwosomes: Newton's Second Law (pp. 13-14) Net Force and Acceleration (p. 16) Free-Body Diagrams (p. 15) Physics Interactives: Free-Body Diagram Short Quiz on Newton's Laws Homework:    WebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 1 (mass, weight, qual. reasoning)Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL7, NL8 Lab Notebooks: Labs NM1 - NM4 to be collected Help:

 Day Tuesday, February 10 5 Focus Question(s): How can the acceleration of an object be determined from the net force and mass? How can force situations involving friction be analyzed? What factors affect air resistance? How does air resistance affect a falling object and why does it cause a terminal velocity? Activities: Newton's Second Law: review p. 16, do p. 17 Friction; do p. 21 Work on WebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 2  Discuss air resistance Lab NM5 - Coffee Filter Skydiver Post-lab NM5; do p. 19 Collect Lab Notebooks Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3e of Newton's Laws ChapterWebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 2 (Finding a from FBD or simple story problem) Help:

 Day Thursday, February 12 6 Focus Question(s): What causes an object to reach a terminal velocity? How can force situations involving friction be analyzed? How can the acceleration of an object be determined from knowledge of the individual forces? Activities: Return Lab Notebooks Check Lesson 3e Reading Guide Twosomes: Skydiving - Packet, p. 20 Solving problems with Friction (pp. 21-22 and p. 25) Lab NM7 - FrictionWebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 3 Homework:    WebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 3Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL11 Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 4 of Newton's Laws Chapter Help:

 Day Tuesday, February 17 7 Focus Question(s): How can the acceleration of an object be determined from knowledge of the individual forces? What is a force interaction pair and how can one identify and describe the forces in the pair? Activities: Check Lesson 4 Reading GuideTwosomes: Newton's Third Law (pp. 23-24) Third Law demonstrations Selected Qs from Newton's Second Law Problem-Solving (pp. 25-26) WebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 4 Homework:    Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL12WebAssign - Newton's Laws Ass't 4 (with Kinematics) Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs NM7 and NM8); NM8 will be done in class on Thursday. Help:

 Day Thursday, February 19 8 Focus Question(s): How can SOH CAH TOA be used to determine force components? What is equilibrium? How can an equilibrium situation be analyzed with SOH CAH TOA? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (1st of 2 chances) Review: Force Vectors (pp. 27-28) Discuss Equlibrium (p. 29) Lab NM8 - Getting Hung Up By TensionQuest on Newton's Laws Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3a-3c of Motion in 2D Chapter Help:

 Day Monday, February 23 9 Focus Question(s): How can an equilibrium situation be analyzed with SOH CAH TOA? How can situations involving angled forces causing accelerations across horizontal surfacesbe analyzed? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (2nd of 2 chances) Check Lesson 3a-3c Reading Guide (Motion in 2D) Twosomes: Equilibrium p. 30 Lab NM9 - Sign Hanging WebAssign - Vectors and Forces - Ass't 1 Another Angle on Fnet = m•a (pp. 31, #1-3) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 3d of Motion in 2D ChapterMinds On Physics: Forces in Two Dimensions, Ass't F2D3 and F2D4 If not done, finish WebAssign - Vectors and Forces - Ass't 1 (equilibrium) Help:

 Day Wednesday, February 25 10 Focus Question(s): How can situations involving angled forces causing accelerations across horizontal surfacesbe analyzed? How does the parallel component of gravity on an inclined plane relate to the angle and the weight? How can Newton's laws be used to analyze the motion of objects along inclined planes? Activities: Lab Test Check Lesson 3d Reading Guide (Motion in 2D) Another Angle on Fnet = m•a: p. 32Mathematical Derivation ... (p. 33) Inclined Plane Analysis (p. 34) If time allows: WebAssign - Vectors and Forces - Ass't 2 Homework:    WebAssign - Vectors and Forces - Ass't 2 Minds On Physics: Forces in Two Dimensions, Ass't F2D2 and F2D5 Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs NM7, NM8, and NM9) Help:

 Day Friday, February 27 11 Focus Question(s): How can Newton's laws be used to analyze the motion of objects along inclined planes? How can the motion of an object in a circle be described? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (ass'ts F2D2 - F2D5) - 1st chance Inclined Plane Analysis (pp. 35-36) Beliefs About Circular Motion Survey on Socrative (p.39) Lab NM12 - Making the Turn Physics Interactive: Uniform Circular Motion (pp. 37-38) Discuss Uniform Circular Motion; demonstrations Collect Lab Notebooks (NM7, NM8, and NM9) Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1a - 1d of Circular Motion Chapter WebAssign: Vectors and Forces - Ass't 3 Help:

 Day Wednesday, March 4 12 Focus Question(s): How can the motion of an object in a circle be described? How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws? Activities: Collect MOP Codes (ass'ts F2D2 - F2D5) - last chanceCheck Lesson 1a - 1d Reading Guide (Circular Motion) Twosomes: Packet, pp. 40-41 Lab NM13 - World Peace Quest on Vectors and Forces Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lessons 1e - 2b of Circular Motion ChapterMinds On Physics: Circular Motion and Gravitation, Ass'ts CG1 - CG2 Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs NM12 and NM13) Help:

 Day Friday, March 6 13 Focus Question(s): How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws? How can an FBD and the Second Law be used to analyze the motion of an object in a circle? Activities: Discuss the F-Word; do Circular Motion and Inertia (p. 42) Concept Check: Centripetal Force Requirement (p. 43) Mathematics of Circular Motion (pp. 45-48, selected Qs) Physics Interactive: Roller Coaster Model Complete Lab NM13 Post-Lab Questions Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs NM12 and NM13) Work on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 1 Homework:    If not done, complete WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 1Minds On Physics: Circular Motion and Gravitation, Ass'ts CG3 - CG4 Help:

 Day Tuesday, March 10 14 Focus Question(s): How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws? How can an FBD and the Second Law be used to analyze the motion of an object in a circle? What are field forces and how are they different (or not) than contact forces? Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG1 - CG4 (1st chance) Mathematics of Circular Motion (pp. 45-48, selected Qs) Explore Physics Interactives: Race Track Work on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 2Start Unit 5: A Field Model of Force Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1 of Static Electricity ChapterWork on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 2 Help:

 Day Thursday, March 12 15 Focus Question(s): To be announced. Activities: Collect MOP Codes: CG1 - CG4 (last chance) Continue Unit 5 - A Field Model of Force Test on Unit 4 Homework:    Do WebAssign Reading Guide on Lesson 1 of Static Electricity ChapterMinds On Physics: Static Electricity, Ass'ts SE1 - SE2 Help:

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